Denis CHARTIER | FR |
The installation will consist of setting up a circle of vine stocks (pulled up because of cryptogamic diseases that have killed them). These vines are positioned on steel supports, giving the impression that they are floating in the air at the height of the head of a standing adult human being. We will enter this "sacred" circle to listen an immersive sound composition (Origins) built from sounds recorded at natural wine producers in the Beuvron and Cher valley, not far from Blois (as part of a research-creation project carried out with the vin/vivants collective in 2017-2018). Composed with recordings of yeast sounds in the vats, soundscapes of the fields in the cellar, this piece and this device aims to render sensitive the complex but very specific relationship to the living beings of the winegrowers in natural wine, and to make perceptible these relationships which draw the outlines of an exit from the plantation and a response to the ecological disaster.
Denis Chartier is a gaïagraphe. Professor of environmental geography at the University of Paris, member of the Social Dynamics and Recomposition of Spaces Laboratory (LADYSS). He has been working for 20 years to identify responses to ecological disasters (for example, by working on environmental NGOs, international conferences, sustainable development policies in the Brazilian Amazon, etc.). He was co-editor of the journal Ecologie & Politique and co-edited the book Manifeste pour une géographie environnementale, in the Sce Po Press (2016). More recently, he has developed works mixing arts (visual and acoustic) and sciences in order to better capture the relationships to living beings in agroecological and natural viticulture practices (Cher and Beuvron Valley), practices that are part of an " escape " from the Plantationocene. He has also realised several personal and collective exhibitions, including Gaïagraphie, Parcours amazonien (Espace Kracberg, 2017) and Des Vivants Des vins (Vin/Vivants collective), Scène nationale d'Orléans (2019)